Brian Jenssen, MD
Research & Policy Fellow, Pediatrics
Brian Jenssen is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and a practicing primary care pediatrician at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He holds a bachelor's degree from the Davidson College, NC, received his MD from the University of Rochester, NY and is board certified in pediatrics. During medical school, he was a Clinical and Translational Science Institute Student Fellow through the National Institutes of Health, conducting research in tobacco policy, smoking cessation, and adolescent use of social media. Brian completed his residency in pediatrics and recently served as chief resident at CHOP. He has worked extensively with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence on a variety of tobacco policy efforts, and he currently serves as an executive member of the newly formed AAP Section on Tobacco Control. His research involves use of clinical decision support systems and population health management techniques to protect children from secondhand smoke exposure and tobacco use. More broadly, Brian focuses on leveraging health information technology to engineer and implement novel approaches and products to improve care for children and parents.